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Jules Olitski papers, 1950-2012

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as four series.

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Series 1: Writing Files , 1965-1976
10 Folders
Box 1

Included are drafts of several articles and exhibition catalog essays written about Olitski throughout his career. Some of the folders may contain edits and comments made by Olitski and the authors, printed material, and scant correspondence.
Files are arranged chronologically, with undated material at the end of the series.
Description Container Select
"Jules Olitski New Paintings," By Michael Fried, 1965
1
1
"Jules Olitski: Paintings, 1963-1967Essay Draft for Catalog, Michael Fried, 1967
1
2
Catalog Draft for Pittsburgh Institute of Contemporary Art, By Rosalind Krauss, 1968
1
3
"Visit to Jules Olitski's Studio," Unknown, 1969
1
4
"The Sculpture of Jules Olitski," Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, By Kenworth Moffett, 1969
1
5
"On Order in the Paintings of Jules Olitski," By Ken Carpenter; Notes by Olitski, 1972
1
6
"Conversations with Jules Olitski," By Frederich Bach, 1974, 1975
1
7
"Olitski, Cubism, and Transparency," E. A. Carmean Jr., 1975
1
8
"The Life of Drawing of Jules Olitski," Cora Kelley Ward (Unpublished), 1976
1
9
Untitled Manuscript, C.W. Post Show Review, undated
1
10

Series 2: Printed Material , 1950-2012
2.3 Linear feet
Box 1-3

Articles and clippings include writings and reviews regarding Olitski, his shows, his artwork, the abstract expressionist art scene that Olitski was active in, and more by critics John Canaday, Irving Sandler, Hilton Kramer, and others. Also found here are advertisements for Olitski's shows and excerpts about Olitski from books. Exhibition material includes announcements, invitations, catalogs, and some posters from group and solo shows. Published writings by Olitski consist of writings on art, his own career, and poetry. The series also includes ephemeral materials related to Olitski's lectures and other events, bulletins and newsletters, and reproductions of Olitski's art.
Description Container Select
Articles and Clippings, 1950-2001
1
11-22
Articles and Clippings, 2001-2011
2
1-2
Articles and Clippings, Foreign, 1951-2003
2
3
Exhibition Announcements, Invitations, Brochures, Solo Shows, 1967-2012
2
4-9
Exhibition Catalogs, Solo Shows, 1959-2012
2
10-15
Exhibition Announcements, Invitations, Brochures, Group Shows, 1974-2010
3
1
Exhibition Catalogs, Group Shows, 1965-2002
3
2
Lectures and Events, 1988-2007
3
3
Organization and Museum, Bulletins and Newsletters, 1965-2000s
3
4
Published Writings by Olitski, 1955-2002
3
5-7
Reproductions, Abrams Publishing, "Abrams Appointment Diary 1989", 1988
3
8

Series 3: Photographs , 1967-2006
7 Folders
Box 3

The series consists of portrait snapshots taken of Olitski throughout his career and photographs of the artist at an awards dinner.
Description Container Select
Olitski Portraits Taken By Lawrence J. Hyman, 1967
3
9
Olitski Portraits Taken By Helen Miljakovich, 1977
3
10
Olitski Portraits in Islamorada, Florida Taken By Jim Roberts, 1985
3
11
Olitski Portraits Taken By Richard Mandelkorn, 1991
3
12
Olitski Portraits in Bear Island Studio, Meredith, NH Taken By Helen Miljakovich, 1993
3
13
Olitski Portraits Taken By Erik LaPrade, 1994
3
14
Olitski at American Academy Arts and Letters Dinner, 2006 April 6
3
15

Series 4: Recorded Interviews and Lectures , 1977-2003
0.7 Linear feet
Box 3-4

Found here are sound and video recordings from various interviews, lectures, and talks given by Olitski at universities, museums, and on radio. Of particular note is a video recording from Olitski's dedication of his work, "Elyon," at the Beth Tzedec Congregation Synagogue in 1990.
Series is arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Interview with Kenworth Moffett, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1977
2 Videocassettes (U-matic)
3
16-17
Olitski Talk at University of Miami, 1986
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
3
18
Beth Tzedec Holocaust Memorial Dedication, 1990 April 22
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
3
19
Olitski Talk at Brown University, 1991 December 6
1 Sound cassette
3
20
Olitski Talk at Yale University, 1993 May 6
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
3
21
Olitski Talk at University of Miami, 1994 February 25
1 Sound cassette
4
1
"Colors of Invention," Olitski and Mark Golden, 1997 November 16
3 Sound cassettes
4
2
Interview with John Walters, National Public Radio, 2003 September 30
1 Sound cassette
4
3

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.